Thanks so much to teacher extraordinaire Anne Mirtschin for passing on the following information about this free online learning session:
To preview bookcasting, check out this ncbookcast festival You can post questions and comments to the wiki discussion.
Meet our Presenter: Cris Crissman, PhD, Distance Learning Consultant, USDLC, Adjunct Assistant Professor, NC State Writer and Producer.
Bio: Cris teaches the “Learning Through Literature with Young Adults” graduate class at North Carolina State University. After ten years of exploring online book clubs, she took the class and the book clubs inworld to Second Life. The students self-select genre book clubs and work collaboratively to produce bookcasts to share with the whole class and the world. Inservice teachers have applied the model in their classrooms. Every year the class leads a virtual author study for teen readers in the state and this year the featured virtual author is Australian Melina Marchetta whose award-winning Finnikin of the Rock is drawing rave reviews from American teens.
Link to join this session
Sounds like a fabulous opportunity to learn much more about a topic close to our hearts. And as Cris is presenting at 5am her time, a large audience would be welcome!
The recording of this session is available for anyone to listen to. Thanks to Anne Mirtschin for forwarding this link.
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Thanks for promoting this session. Should anyone be interested in listening to this fascinating presentation, the recording link is https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/playback.jnlp?psid=2010-10-27.0157.M.E58F6EDFFA5FA3EDE727DCFB80FBD8.vcr&sid=2008350
I found the notion of bookcasting really interesting and it follows similar lines to movie trailers, so students/teachers etc create the equivalent of a movie trailer as a bookcast. Dr Cris Crissman is trying to encourage further global connections with her online bookclubs.